Insulting Remark from ‘Desperate Housewives’ to the Filipinos.
Posted by Paurong sa Lunes, Oktubre 1, 2007
It was a total disbelief to me at first upon watching the throwing of lines on the season premiere of the American hit drama/comedy series Desperate Housewives. That disbelief abruptly turned into a sheer offense, not only to me but also to every Filipinos not only living in the Philippines and also to its growing population around the globe.
If you’re not yet familiar with this issue (yes, it is an issue because it involves, by and the large, the Philippines), it would be better for you to check out this cut from that episode.
Dr. Mayfair: Susan, I know for a lot of women the word menopause has negative connotations. They hear aging, brittle bones, loss of sexual desire…
Susan (Teri Hatcher): Okay, before we go any further, can I check those diplomas, because I would just like to make sure that they’re not from some med school in the Philippines.
Such racial slur is apparently an irresponsible act. To make fun of us is the only reason I can visualize. Though it is intended to be a joke, it should never be tolerated by any individual and/or society.
Many Pinoys now demand for an immediate apology from the show.
Desperate Housewives is a multi-award winning comedy series which premiered in October 2003 and is aired weekly in the US by ABC Network. It is locally shown on Studio 23.
The story spins around five sexually “desperate” sub-urban housewives living along Wisteria Lane in the fictional American town of Fairview. Aside from Teri Hatcher, the show stars Felicity Huffman (as Lynette Scavo), Marcia Cross (Bree Van De Kamp), Nicollette Sheridan (Edie Britt) and Eva Longoria (Gabrielle Solis).